“Asian Economies: Prospects and Challenges”

The chief economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Shang-Jen Wei  will give a public lecture entitled

“Asian Economies: Prospects and Challenges” 



Date: Thursday 24 September 2015

Time: 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm

Venue: State Library Victoria

Details are provided here:


 We ask that people  sign up by 10 September  if  interested in attending the lecture.

Please find more information about Prof. Shang-Jin Wei below:

Prof. Wei, born in the People’s Republic of China and a national of the United States, has a long and distinguished career in academia and international finance and trade. Before joining the ADB he was the N.T. Wang Chair and Director of the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University, Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s working group on the Chinese economy, and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe).

Prior to Columbia University, Prof. Wei was an Assistant Director and Chief of Division at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he led the Fund’s policy research and advised on issues in international trade, investment, globalization, and related topics. He was IMF Chief of Mission to Myanmar in 2004.

Prof. Wei served as an advisor on anti-corruption policy and research at the World Bank from 1999 to 2000. He was an assistant and associate professor at Harvard University from 1992 to 1999.

Prof. Wei earned a PhD in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master’s degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University; and a Bachelor’s degree in World Economy from Fudan University in the People’s Republic of China.

Asian Economies: Prospects and Challenges

24th Sep 2015

With a special report on empowering women and energising Asia 

A lecture hosted by the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, Monash University, the Department of Economics, Monash University, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

This lecture will be presented by Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with the opening remarks and welcome presented by Professor Colm Kearney, Head of Monash Business School. The lecture will conclude with a short question and answer session.

Mr Wei is the chief spokesperson for ADB on economic and development trends, and leads the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, which publishes ADB’s flagship knowledge products.


State Library Victoria, Experimedia Room
328 Swanston St, Melbourne


Registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP by 10 September at http://tinyurl.com/monash-adb 

For further details, contact isabelle.ho@monash.edu